Category Archives: Along the River Lys: Comines, Wervik, Geluwe & Menen

Wervik War Memorial

Well, well, well. 

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Wervicq-Sud War Memorial

Wervicq-Sud war memorial, photographed in October 2019. 

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Bousbecque German Military Cemetery

Rather like the cemetery at Wervicq-Sud, a mile and a half away to the west, Bousbecque German Military Cemetery is another that I have intended to visit now for many years. 

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Bousbecque Communal Cemetery & War Memorial

A short distance east of Wervicq-Sud, Bousbecque, still only ten miles from the centre of Ypres (Ieper), is another French town that clings to the southern bank of the River Lys, and another place that I have passed by on … Continue reading

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Seven – Menen Communal Cemetery

Our final stop along this short stretch of the river is the communal cemetery in the town of Menen (yes, this was once called Menin, and yes, if you head north west from here some eleven miles you will find yourself … Continue reading

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Six – Geluwe War Memorial & William Thomas Leggett Memorial

Geluwe, like the other towns we have visited, was occupied by the Germans for most of the First World War, and, again like the others, was totally destroyed during the course of it.

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Five – Wervik Communal Cemetery

Curious places, these communal cemeteries, at least to an English eye.  Every shade of grey that you could wish for, and very little green. There are six Second World War CWGC burials in Wervik Communal Cemetery, two of them unidentified, but all … Continue reading

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